Year after year, we are consistently blown away by the popularity of Holiday music on Pandora. This year we thought it would be fun to survey some of our users to get their perspective on Holiday music and we found that just as we suspected, they certainly do have a sense of humor!

Check out the questions and results, below. We are sure you will be feeling full of good cheer (and maybe even “Eggnoggy”) by the time you’re finished reading…
Happy Holidays and Happy Listening!

Where do you most like hearing holiday music?
At home in front of a fire – 53%
In the car – 17%
In the mall – 14%
Outside, Christmas tree shopping – 12%
While shopping for gifts online – 4%

What holiday song are you most likely to sing along to?
It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas – 39%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 25%
Silver Bells – 20%
Hells Bells by AC/DC – 11%
Frosty the Snowman – 5%

Overall, holiday music makes you feel:
Full of Good Cheer – 38%
Cozy – 24%
Merry – 17%
Eggnoggy – 14%
Jolly – 7%

What song is most likely to make you book tickets home for Christmas?
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – 65%
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – 22%
Orinoco Flow (Enya) – 8%
Wonderful Christmastime – 5%

What song would you most like to hear while being kissed under Mistletoe?
All I Want for Christmas is You – 45%
Santa Baby – 35%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – 11%
A Holly Jolly Christmas – 9%

What song would send you running out of the mall store the quickest?

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth – 42%
Anything sung by a Chipmunk – 40%
Anything sung by a Muppet – 18%

– The Pandora Crew


  1. mike
    June 08, 2011 at 7:13am
    Love Pandora. -Really!!!
  2. otto
    June 10, 2011 at 9:15am
    What is up with the Cover Bands I am so disappointed.I have been a listener for a few yeas and all of a sudden I here these Cheap cover versions of MY favorite Songs. Come on Panora you got to do Better that this your fans deserve better
  3. Kristi
    June 12, 2011 at 9:17am
    OMG, i love pandora, ever since i got it i have been on it everyday and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 Q's though, how do you put a profile pic on here and how do you sign up for pandora one? i really dont care about pandora one but still how?
  4. Sally Welker
    June 13, 2011 at 12:09pm
    Will you please send me an address to send the $36.00 as I have no credit card? We love your station and so do all our friends!
  5. kayla
    June 13, 2011 at 12:52pm
    i think every one needs to begreatful to lisen to music,have food and have pandora b/c these artist work very very hard
  6. Ben Field
    June 13, 2011 at 2:49pm
    Get some more macklemore please.
  7. Richard
    June 15, 2011 at 8:33am
    I'm not a happy camper using Pandora, 1st I chose an artist & it took me 2 his Christmas music & I couldent get away from that type of music. Tried 2 change artise & it was imposable..........Plus as I signed out & retried 2 sign in, all of a sudden, a log in mismatch..........I'm done R
  8. Allan Fuller
    June 15, 2011 at 10:13am
    why do u have ads? i don't like ads!
  9. r
    June 15, 2011 at 10:28am
    Turn the ad volume down......F'n stupid. Ruins the use of headphones. Already looking for something else. Makes me dislike Pandora and your advertizers. Eat shiiit "Tom Shane"

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